Category Archives: 1830s

New Romantic Era dress!

Introducing our NEW Romantic era design- the ANNE dress!

Embodying the transitional silhouette of the late 1830s and early 1840s, the Anne dress features characteristics of both decades. The bodice features a wide open neckline with a gathered bodice that tapers into a fitted waistband. The close fitting capped sleeves open up into full gathered puffs at the elbow and end in buttoned cuffs. The skirt is approximately 130″ wide and is hemmed to the ankle. The gown’s yoke and cap sleeves are fully lined and the dress closes in the back with either hook and eyes or buttons. Both the neckline and sleeves feature self made piped trim. This gown will be just as gorgeous in silk or wool as it is shown here in our reproduction 1830s era cotton print!

For more information about our NEW ANNE dress, please visit our website at www.maggiemayfashions.com!

Bold and Bright 1830s dresses

These two bold and bright 1830s era gowns are part of a large commission headed to a museum in Pennsylvania. These dresses are made of 100% replica print cotton with large Gigot sleeves tapered to the wrist. The bodices are fully lined in muslin and button down the front for ease of dressing. The skirt is approximately 130″ wide and is hemmed to the ankle. The neckline and sleeves seams are piped with self made trim.

These two gowns also include a contrasting1830s era pinner apron. This gown can be worn as a work dress with the apron or with a matching belt (not shown) for dressier occasions.

For more information about these 1830s era gowns or any of our historical garments, please visit our website at www.maggiemayfashions.com.

1830s era transitional gown

This custom made gown is our Charlotte gown made for a museum in Pennsylvania. It is shown over our corded petticoat and standard petticoat.

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Our Charlotte gown is a transitional gown- meaning it has characteristics of 1830s era gowns but has features found in the 1840s as well. This gown was chosen by the museum’s program director because they needed a versatile early mid 19th century interpretive piece.

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We will be finishing a corset, chemise, day cap, and chemisette in the near future to complete this gown in appropriate late 1830s era style.

For more information about this gown or any of our custom made garments, please visit our main website.

Girl’s 1830s era dresses

Pictured below are two of the four 1830s era girl’s dresses we made for a hands on interpretive exhibit for Washington on the Brazos National Park in Texas.

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We modified our design so that children of many sizes can simply step into the dress with ease. The garments are also completely machine sewn with reinforced seams to provide years of use.

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We made simple pull over aprons (based upon an original 1830s era garment) for each dress.

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For more information about these custom order garments or any of our historical clothing, please visit our website at www.maggiemayfashions.com or email us at info@maggiemayfashions.com

Boy’s 1830s era frock coats

We recently completed 4 sets of boy’s 1830s era frock coats and contrasting cotton vests for Washington on the Brazos National Park. They’re just adorable (in my opinion!)

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For more information about these garments or any of our custom designed historical clothing, please visit our website at www.maggiemayfashions.com or email us at info@maggiemayfashions.com

Early 1840s gown

This late 1830s-early 1840s era smocked gown was made for a production at the Santa Fe Opera. It is 100% cotton with a muslin lined bodice and sleeve. The smocking is all done by machine and the skirt unhemmed as it will be fitted at the costume shop.

A gorgeous example of a transitional era gown!

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For more information about this gown or any of our custom made historical garments, please visit our website at www.maggiemayfashions.com!

New policies for 2016

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Wow! We’ve had an amazing year! I feel like I say that at the end of every year, but 2015 really turned out to be one of our busiest of all time! I estimate over the course of the past 12 months, we stitched over 1200 yards of fabrics and completed over 300 garments! We lead 2 hands on workshops and gave 8 historical clothing presentations! What a year!

Looking ahead, we will be instituting a few new policies. As our markets and clientelle change, so must we. Effective January 1, 2016, we will be changing a few of our requirements. So here goes:

1. All film commissions will require payment in full at the time of order. Orders not paid in full within 10 days of order date will be subject to cancellation.

2. Effective January 1, 2016 a design fee will be added to production estimates for custom designed projects to cover the cost of pattern drafting, sizing, mock ups, and research (if applicable). Our design fee begins at $75.00 per design and is subject to change based upon individual projects (i.e. the more complicated the design, the higher the design cost).

3. Beginning in January, established clientelle will have priority completion dates. One of our biggest compliments is a returning customer and we would like to say thank you by offering priority scheduling.

4. Our reproduction fabric will now be dedicated exclusively to creating our custom historical garments. Any available yardage will be offered for immediate purchase on our IN STOCK page.

5. Our production calendar runs from January 2- May 31 and September 2- December 20. This allows us to spend our summer months conducting workshops, giving lectures, and attending conferences. All orders placed at the end of our production calendar will receive first priority at the beginning of the consecutive production season. We ship IN STOCK garments year round.

And just a gentle reminder:

All Maggie May Clothing images are protected under creative copyright and may not be shared or published in any way without written consent. This applies to our main website, our Etsy shop, and all affiliated social media sites.

Thanks and we look forward to another fabulous year of historical fashion!